Peeling Paint


Old 10-23-04, 06:52 PM
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Peeling Paint

We have a 65+ year old home. The previous owners nailed a drop ceiling to strips of wood nailed into the plaster ceiling in the living areas of the house and we have begun removing this lovely decorative feature. The old paint was peeling off underneath and we scraped as much as we could off--extremely labor/time intensive. Is there an easier way of removing the old paint? Are there any chemical removers that would do the job without harming the plaster (Dad's Easy Spray)? Any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 10-24-04, 09:10 AM
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why on gods green earth are you trying to remove all this paint. It will require that you do major patchwork anyway. Remove the loose and flaking paint along with the crumbling plaster from the nails. patch the plaster and level where the paint has been scraped off with the paint that is left.Sand till everything is smoothe.Spot prime patched areas,then Prime whole ceiling with zinnser bullseye 123 and topcoat with whatever you choose. I like lightweight patching compound[like thick whipped cream] from red devil or custom building products but use whatever you want.

Of course you could make it real somple and just hang some drywall on the wood that is on the ceiling as long as it will hold up the weight
Old 10-24-04, 12:38 PM
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Any chemical you put on will be absorbed by the plaster and want to come out later. Manually scrape or power sand surface (dusty), and follow joneq's advice on patch and prime.
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